Twelve cities compete for ancient honour to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

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A round dozen cities across the UK have entered the competition to win special status to mark The Queen’s Jubilee.

The contest will see them awarded either Lord Mayor or Lord Provost (in Scotland) status to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the reign of Elizabeth II. It’s a special status, reserved for established cities, and allows their mayor or provost to be known as a Lord Mayor or Lord Provost.

It’s being run alongside a contest to award city status to a number of areas as part of Jubilee events.

The Cabinet Office announced all the cities in the running with a panel and ministers now considering the applications. They will advise The Queen and the final decision will be announced in the spring of 2022.

The twelve cities vying for Lord Mayor or Lord Provost status are:

Bath, Somerset

Derby, Derbyshire

Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Inverness, Inverness

Lancaster, Lancashire

Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Newport, Gwent

Perth, Perth and Kinross

Southampton, Hampshire

Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Worcester, Worcestershire

About Post Author

Lydia Starbuck

Lydia Starbuck is Jubilee and Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton who is a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. Her latest book, A History of British Royal Jubilees, is out now. Her new book, The Mysterious Death of Katherine Parr, will be published in March 2024. June is an award winning reporter, producer and editor. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.